Tag Archives: Disease

Dr Miriam Stoppard: If obesity was a ‘disease’ would it help weight loss?

Should we think of obesity as a disease? Even though many people say it’s self-inflicted, the World Health Organisation has considered it a disease since 1936. And the outcomes of obesity, such as type 2 diabetes, liver disease, cancer, ­arthritis, joint pain, obstetric risk and sleep apnoea definitely are diseases. The thing is, studies in… Read More »

Promising new sickle cell disease medicine wins FDA approval

This undated image provided by Novartis shows bottles of Novartis’s Adakveo. U.S. regulators have approved the new sickle cell disease medicine that can prevent extremely painful, dangerous “crises” in which misshapen blood cells clump together, reducing blood and oxygen flow. (Novartis via AP) After a recent decision by the FDA a better day could be… Read More »

How to Manage Your Gum Disease

Those who have experienced it will tell you that suffering from gum disease may be among the worst experiences of your life. You will simply not be at your best until you have the problem treated. Also, known as periodontal disease or periodontitis, gum diseases is an infection of your gums that is brought about… Read More »

More than 10 drinks a week a risk for alcohol-related disease, new guidelines warn

Adults in Australia are being warned to drink no more than 10 drinks per week in a report published by the National Health and Medical Research Council. It is the first time in 10 years Australia has updated its alcohol consumption guidelines, which previously advised two drinks a day, or 14 a week, was safe.… Read More »

Cholesterol levels predict if under-45s will ever have heart disease

By Layal Liverpool Exercise can help lower your risk of cardiovascular diseaseJamie Garbutt A person’s cholesterol levels before the age of 45 can predict their lifetime risk of developing cardiovascular disease. The finding has prompted debate about whether younger people should be recommended preventative measures, such as taking statins. The result comes from an analysis… Read More »